Our pork guides break down all the common cuts of pork and show you when and how to use them. You'll be talking to your butcher like a pro in no time.

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Dry-Brining Is the Best Way to Brine Meat, Poultry, and More
a selection of salumi
Salumi 101: Your Guide to Italy's Finest Cured Meats
A pile of pork floss resting on a white surface.
My Latest Obsession: Pork Floss, Chinese Cotton Candy-esque Dried Pork
A bone-in cooked pork chop on a cutting board that's been sliced. A fork is in one slice. There is a sprig of fresh thyme next to the pork slices.
The Case for Pink Pork
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The Best Supermarket Bacon | Taste Test
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The Nasty Bits: Ham Hock
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Speck, the Smoked Ham of Alto Adige
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The Right Way to Use a Meat Thermometer
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How to Roast a Pig on a Spit
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The Food Lab's Definitive Guide to Buying and Cooking Hams
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The Importance of Resting Meat | The Food Lab
Wild pigs at a feeder in the woods in Texas.
Why You Should be Eating More Wild Pigs Right Now
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Ibérico Ham: Crazy Good But Worth the Price?
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How to Render Bacon Fat
Pork, Salt, Air, and Time: The Long Road to Prosciutto di Parma
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Down South: 5 Life Lessons From Country Ham King Allan Benton
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The Nasty Bits: Lardo
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The Nasty Bits: Pig's Foot
Pork chops on a plate with green beans.
For the Juiciest Pork Chops, Reverse Sear Them...in Your Air Fryer
Side view of katsu sandow
Katsu Sando (Japanese Breaded Pork or Chicken Cutlet Sandwich)
Side view of Pambazo
Pambazo (Mexican Chorizo and Potato Sandwich)
Overhead view of Costillar a la Chilena on a fruit patterened table runner
Costillar a la Chilena (Spicy Marinated Chilean Pork Ribs)
Overhead view of pork paste rice paper rolls
Nem Nướng Cuốn (Vietnamese Grilled Pork Paste Rice Paper Rolls)
Side view of Guaydtiaao Tom Yam Moo Saap
Guaydtiaao Tom Yam Moo Saap (Tom Yam Noodle Soup With Minced Pork)
Overhead view of Guayd tiaao Moo Nam Sai
Guaydtiaao Moo Nam Sai (Thai Clear Pork Noodle Soup With Pork Meatballs)
Side view of pork stock in a jar next to ginger and garlic
Nam Cheua Gradook Moo (Thai Pork Stock)
Overhead view of Green borsh
Shchavleviy Borsch (Ukrainian Green Borsch)
Overhead view of pappardelle with pork ragu
Pappardelle With Tuscan Pork Ragù
Cuban-Style Roast Pork Shoulder With Mojo
15 Pulled Pork Recipes for the Oven, Grill, Stovetop, Slow Cooker, and Smoker
Overhead view of a plate of Costillas a la Riojana with an egg on top
Costillas a la Riojana (Argentine Pork Chops With Fried Eggs and Vegetables)
A plate of city chicken (breaded, skewered pork)
City Chicken
Overhead view of Air Fryer Bacon
Air-Fryer Bacon Recipe
Overhead view of two servings of banh xeo and dipping sauce
Bánh Xèo (Crispy Vietnamese Rice Pancakes With Pork and Shrimp)
Side view of pork chop sandwich
Macau Pork Chop Sandwich
Side view of HK style spam and egg
Hong Kong-Style Spam and Egg Sandwich
Overhead view of Bak Kut Teh
Bak Kut Teh (Malaysian Spiced Pork Rib Soup)
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Bánh Nậm (Vietnamese Steamed Rice Dumplings With Shrimp and Pork)
Pressure Cooker Pork Chile Verde
16 Quick and Filling Pork Recipes to Keep in Your Repertoire
Overhead view of Malloreddus alla Campidanese in a white bowl on a titled background with pink floruishes surrounded by the pot and two wine glasses
Malloreddus Alla Campidanese (Sardinian Ridged Pasta With Saffron and Pork Ragù)
Slices of a grilled pork tenderloin on a plate
Easy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
Overhead view of Fake nudja
Fake 'Nduja
Overhead view of biscuits and gravy
Biscuits and Gravy
Embutido cut into 5 pieces and plated next to sauce and a serving of rice
Embutido (Filipino-Style Meatloaf)
Overhead view of eggplant stir-fry plated on a blue plate on a blue background
Makheua Yao Pad Tao Jiao (Stir-Fried Eggplant With Minced Pork)
Overhead view of Steamed Pork Ribs on a plate of rice placed next to a pair of chopsticks.
Dim Sum–Style Steamed Pork Ribs With Fermented Black Beans Recipe
Pork and beans in a Dutch oven.
Creamy Braised Pork and Bean Stew With Cinnamon, Fennel, and Onion
Nduja pizza cooked in outdoor pizza oven on a piece of parchment set on a pizza pan
Outdoor Pizza Oven 'Nduja Pizza
A serving bowl of yam woon sen with shrimp.
Yam Woon Sen (Thai Glass Noodle Salad With Shrimp)
Bowls of gamja-tang with garnishes and sides of white rice.
Gamja-tang (Korean Pork and Potato Stew)
Dinuguan served over bowl of rice, garnished with chiles and sliced scallions
Dinuguan (Filipino Pork Blood Stew)
sizzling sisig
Sizzling Sisig (Filipino Crispy Pork with Eggs)
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Gaeng Khua Prik Si Krong Moo (Southern Thai Curry with Pork Ribs)
Overhead view of pancit palabok, served on an earthenware platter and garnished with lemon wedges and a quartered hard-boiled egg.
Pancit Palabok (Filipino Noodles With Smoky Pork and Seafood Sauce) Recipe
A black platter of charred al pastor skewers and a pile of lime wedges for last-minute drizzling.
Charcoal-Grilled Al Pastor Skewers Recipe
Low-and-slow pulled pork, sandwiched in a bun and served with wavy potato chips.
Low-and-Slow Pulled Pork (Smoked Pork Shoulder) Recipe
A platter of bossam, complete with sliced pork belly, fresh cabbage leaves, and an array of condiments.
Bossam (Korean Boiled-Pork Wraps) Recipe
A bowl of homemade tonkatsu ramen topped with a marinated egg which has been sliced in half, and a slice of pork chashu.
Rich and Creamy Tonkotsu Ramen Broth Recipe
A photo of a pile of Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs on a cutting board
Sous Vide Barbecue Pork Ribs Recipe